The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees is an extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather, and one of nature's most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Join us to meet Meredith May, the author of this fascinating memoir, on Sunday, June 23rd, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm!
As a child, May turned to her grandfather and the art of beekeeping as an escape from her troubled reality. When her mother receded into a volatile cycle of neurosis and despair, bees became a guiding force in May's life, teaching her about family and community, loyalty and survival. Part memoir, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is an unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and how a tiny insect can save a life.
During her sixteen-year career at the San Francisco Chronicle, May's reporting won the PEN USA Literary Award for Journalism, the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and first place feature writing awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Her series about an Iraqi boy wounded during the second Gulf War was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize.
Meredith May is a former professor of journalism and podcasting at Mills College in Oakland. She lives in San Francisco, where she rows on the Bay and cares for several beehives in a community garden.